Louis joined SitePoint in 2009 as a technical editor, and has since moved over into a web developer role at Flippa. He enjoys hip-hop, spicy food, and all things geeky.
Checking out the Rails 3 Beta, Part I: Bundler
The beta version of Ruby on Rails 3.0 was released back in February. Louis takes a look at one of its most interesting new features.
Madlib-style forms increase conversion by 30%? Well, maybe …
A while back, while writing about Google’s Social Graph API, I mentioned Jeremy Keith’s audio-sharing web app, Huffduffer, and its unconventional signup form. The first time you see it, it strikes you as a pleasant novelty, but the recently published results of an A/B test might make you see it differently.
Keep Your Font Stacks from Falling Over
One key element of site testing is font stacks. Louis takes a look at common problems.
Debug PHP with Firebug and FirePHP
The Dark Side of HTML 5 Video
YouTube and Vimeo have both launched Beta support for HTML 5 video to replace their current Flash-based players. That’s a good thing, right? Not necessarily.
Enhance User Profiles with Google’s Social Graph API
Google’s Social Graph API gives developers access to a wealth of public social data mined from the Web. In this tutorial, Louis extends a Ruby on Rails user registration form to query the API and suggest site URLs for users to add to their profiles.
The Easy Way To Install PHP on Windows
The new Web Platform Installer from Microsoft makes setting up PHP and PHP-based applications on Windows a breeze. Louis walks us through what’s available with this new tool and shows us how simple it is to start off with WordPress or Drupal on Windows with IIS.
Show Me the Data!
No one wants to read through thousands and thousands of lines of data looking for a trend. But what’s the best way to condense all that data into a simple visual representation? Read our latest tutorial to find out!
Build Your Own Dev Server with VirtualBox
What’s the best way to test your web site on your local machine? Louis walks us through the setup of a virtual Linux server that you can run right inside your desktop operating system.